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‘WE FEAR DEADLY GRIFFITHS,’ JANKAUSKAS

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LITHUANIA’S manager Edgaras Jankauskas believes that Scotland have the necessary tools to make the play-off place for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But the former Hearts man has vowed to dampen the Scottish spirits by taking points from them in the must-win fixture tonight.

Gordon Strachan’s side appeared to be down and out but a late win against Slovenia and a dramatic draw against England has lead to renewed hope that Scotland can end a 20-year wait and qualify for Russia.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Scotland get through.

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“I am a big fan of Scottish football so taking a point from Hampden was a big achievement for us.

“As much as I appreciate Scottish football we will try to be relentless in the game because we have our goals and we will follow our dream.

“We might create a big day for our sport and our country tomorrow.”

Jankauskas played with Hearts from 2005-2007 on loan from FC Kaunas and was part of the 2006 Scottish Cup winning side. His time at Hearts has lead to some vital advice for his squad regarding Celtic’s goal machine, Leigh Griffiths.

“I forbid my players from fouling on the edge of the box. I remember Griffiths from my time at Hearts and his free-kicks.”

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